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Thursday 23 March 2017

Anthony Tohill ‘comfortable’ after receiving facial injuries in gardening accident

Anthony Tohill
Anthony Tohill
Cormac Byrne

Cormac Byrne

Derry GAA legend Anthony Tohill is recovering in hospital after a freak gardening accident left him with facial lacerations.

According to a report in the Derry Journal, the 41 year old All-Ireland winner from 1993 and four-time All-Star was hospitalised after he had suffered the injuries while using a piece of cutting equipment.

His friend, 1993 Derry team mate and fellow GAA pundit Joe Brolly took to twitter this morning to deny reports he had suffered a serious eye injury.

“Big Anthony comfortable Badly cut face but eye ok and typical of him, feeling upbeat Tough for him to get used to but v strong mentally,” he tweeted.

Tohill, a native of Swatragh in South Derry, is one of the most recognisable faces in gaelic games given his illustrious playing career which yielded an All-Ireland title and two Ulster Championships.

He also represented Ireland in the International Rules series on eight occasions and managed his country to a resounding victory over the Australians in 2011.

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